CAE Exam - Highlights

  • Alternative to IELTS for Australian student visa (approved by DIAC, Australia)
  • Approved by UKBA (UK Border Agency) for all visa categories
  • Exam fee:

  • Break during exam, reducing strain
  • Listening
  • Recording played twice
  • 30 questions

  • Reading
  • 1 hr. 15 mins.
  • 34 questions
  • 4 parts

  • Writing
  • 1 hr. 30 mins.
  • No graph in Task 1
  • Choice of 5 questions in Task 2. Attempt any one

  • Use of English Paper (new paper)
  • Focusses on Grammar & Vocabulary
  • Helps gain more grades

  • Average scoring
  • Helps gain higher grades
  • DIAC, Australia accepts average score only

  • UCAS tariff
  • Earn 70 points by securing 'A' grade
  • Helps in UK University admissions for Degree courses

  • Equivalency to IELTS band score

IELTS Band score 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) scores 32 36 41 47 52 58 67 74 80 87 93

CAE is available both as Paper based and Computer based exam

Cambridge English: Advanced also known as Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • DIAC

    By the Australian Government's Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)
  • UKBA

    Approved by UK Border Agency (UKBA) towards new tier 4 visa requirments
  • UCAS
    Earn valuable UCAS Tariff points for higher education in the UK
  • OFQUAL

    Approved by OFQUAL (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), the Government regulator,UK